Thursday, May 22, 2008
end-of-the-year report card
Thanks to the Inland Empire Daily Bulletin (whose circulation department is worthy of a separate peroration, which I will leave to K. as he is more eloquent on the subject), I just browsed through the annual report on the state of the state schools. (That link is just for LA County.)
I don't know all that much about how the figures (achieved and target) are ascertained, but I noted with a soupçon of smugness that three of Pomona's elementary schools scored better than any of Claremont's schools.
The next time one of my colleagues asks "How do you like living in Pomona?" in that tone of voice that suggests that we all have "Thug Life 4evah" tattooed on our abs, I'm going to shrug nonchalantly and say, "Oh, Pomona has its problems, but at least it's not Claremont."